In the News: Christian Louboutin to Open in Riyadh

Christian Louboutin announces the opening of its first store in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Christian Louboutin stand alone boutique will launch at the beginning of June 2011 and will be located within the Kingdom Centre; the landmark mall and premier destination for luxury shopping in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.

The launch collection will comprise distinctive Louboutin classics alongside a selection of high summer styles such as the sought-after Balota, the Salsbourg and the 1970s inspired Luxura. Bags include the covetable Sweet Charity and the hand-painted Batik Python Riviera clutch.

Also embracing the upcoming Autumn Winter 2011 pre-collection, the boutique will carry a number of new creations such as the elegant 1EN8 and Aranea to the whimsical Artemis bags. In recognition of the brands long standing clients within Riyadh, the Kingdom Centre boutique will offer exclusive styles within KSA.

The opening comes swiftly after the launch of the Saks Bahrain boutique in January this year, adding to the labels growing presence within the Middle East. Initiated with the Jeddah boutique in February 2010, the first store in the region was closely followed by prominent sites in both Beirut and Dubai. The boutique also marks the continuing partnership with the Chalhoub Group, becoming the fifth joint venture within the region. ‏